Akwa Ibom Airport

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Akwa Ibom International Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Akwa Ibom State
Serves Uyo, Oron
Location Okobo
Elevation AMSL 170 ft / 52 m
Coordinates 4°52′25″N 8°05′40″E / 4.87361°N 8.09444°E / 4.87361; 8.09444Coordinates: 4°52′25″N 8°05′40″E / 4.87361°N 8.09444°E / 4.87361; 8.09444
Map
QUO is located in Nigeria
QUO
QUO
Location of airport in Nigeria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,600 11,811 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Akwa Ibom Airport (IATA: QUOICAO: DNAI) is an airport serving Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria. The airport is 24 kilometres (15 mi) southeast of Uyo, and 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) northwest of the river port of Oron.

The Akwa Ibom non-directional beacon (Ident: AI) and Uyo VOR-DME (Ident: AKW) are located on the field.[3]

The first phase of airport construction began in 2006 and was completed in 2009. Akwa Ibom Airport opened on September 23, 2009, and the first scheduled passenger service commenced on December 2, 2009, when Arik Air began offering flights to Abuja and Lagos. The second construction phase began in 2012, and included the completion of a maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility, the construction of an international terminal, and additional taxiways.[4][5][6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aero Contractors Abuja, Lagos
Arik Air Abuja, Lagos
Dana Air Abuja, Lagos
Air Peace Lagos

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